Home cook for many years!
My favorite things to cook
I like trying new spices and experimenting with seasonings. I'm on a hot and spicy kick, with urfa biber and piment d'espelette as my current obsessions.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lots of Christmas cookies, fruit cakes. Lamb cake at Easter. The usual.
My cooking triumphs
Successfully baking a huge Italian Easter bread from my best friend's family recipe. A dozen eggs, a pound of pecorino romano. Big, round beautiful loaf!
My cooking tragedies
For a dinner party years ago, I made lemon chicken, a recipe I'd successfully made many times. But I didn't realize that the chicken I bought was a tough old stewing hen. We were able to bounce the chicken pieces off the table. Not so great. Now I know about chickens.